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Political Science


Delve into government and politics with Lane’s Political Science transfer interest area!

What you’ll learn

The political science transfer interest area at Lane can help prepare you to transfer to a four year institution. Once enrolled, you’ll work with your advisor to build a degree plan specific to your goals.

Transfer Interest Area


Lane’s Political Science transfer interest area explores the theory and practice of government and politics. You’ll learn about politics and power from a domestic, comparative, and international perspective. Gaining a background in political science will prepare you for citizenship and political action, while also setting a foundation for careers in government, law, business, and activism.

2 years full-time
$15,408 Full program


  • Local, national, and global civic engagement
  • Basic political concepts, systems, and theories
  • Key issues of public policy and politics
  • Concepts, theories, and debates in political science
  • Critical thinking and political participation
  • Civic engagement


Earning your Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree with a focus in political science will provide you with the credits you need to transfer to leading four year institutions for more in-depth study. The AAOT offers you the flexibility to choose courses that interest you while meeting university lower division general education requirements.

Many students who study political science at Lane go on to pursue four-year degrees in political science or public administration. Political science graduates frequently pursue careers in law, government, non-governmental organizations, and advocacy.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer

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Building 1, Room 102
Lane Community College
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Eugene, OR 97405
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